Reflections is the HCDDS monthly newsletter for our stakeholders, including families and people with DD, employees, elected officials, providers, and others. This page features Reflections issues from the past year. 

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Dec 27, 2021

Join Leia Snyder as she reflects on her first year as Superintendent, find out how to become a certified independent provider and learn about the new family and advocacy groups starting next year. Read it here. 


Nov 29, 2021
See how this early intervention team's approach has helped one family, find out how you can give feedback on our annual plan, learn about our new partnership with CABVI and schedule your child's next haircut for free. Read it here.
Oct 28, 2021
Learn about our transition plan for Early Intervention service coordination, read about some inspiring individuals in the workplace for NDEAM month and join us as we reflect on retiree Lisa Grady's long career of helping students thrive. Read more.
Sep 27, 2021
This month we launched the very first issue of My Life Magazine, see how we celebrated DSP Appreciation Week, get information on initiatives to support providers and learn how you can help with our 2022-2024 Strategic Plan. Click here.
Aug 30, 2021
In August we welcomed back students and staff, announced the selection of our new advocacy coordinator and provided information on our 2022-2024 strategic planning process. Click here to read it.
Jul 28, 2021
For Disability Pride Month in July, we put the spotlight on local efforts to support inclusion and accessibility such as the Building the Next Generation Library plan, the Digital Divide Solutions Task Force, an art contest and more. Read it here.
Jun 29, 2021
In June we hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies for two new housing developments, celebrated our Fairfax graduates and took a look back at the impactful career of retiree John Romer. Read it here.
May 27, 2021
In May we celebrated the Class of 2021, launched our 2020 Annual Report, wrapped-up our COVID vaccine clinic and provided information on grand openings for two new housing developments. Read the issue here.
Apr 27, 2021
In the April issue, Superintendent Leia Snyder talks about maintaining safety with options for in-person services, get the latest vaccine clinic news and a technology upgrade is coming to our schools. Click here to read it.
Mar 30, 2021
In March we celebrated DD Awareness Month with success stories about people we support, we announced the creation of a new magazine, shared information on waiver changes and COVID-19. Click here to read this issue.
Feb 24, 2021
Our February issue provides important vaccination updates, shares an inspirational post called "Loving my Skin," by advocate Shari Cooper, has details on Zoom Connection for Kids and OTR's Film Fest. Read the issue here.
Feb 3, 2021
In the January issue, you will hear from Superintendent Leia Snyder about the COVID-19 vaccination process, meet Budget Director Neil Townsend, discover the 2021 Annual Plan online and learn about the tech ambassador kick-off. Read it here.